Articles for the ‘Accessibility’ Category

Technology: transforming the lives of children with disabilities

By Rosangela Berman-Bieler on 02 Dec 2014 Children in Serbia use assistive technology to do their homework. (c) UNICEF/2011/Kate Holt   December 3 is International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a day when the talents, contributions and abilities of people with disabilities are celebrated globally. The goal is to promote greater understanding of the rights [...]

Amazon, Sony Ask FCC to Waive E-Readers From Handicap Accessibility Rules

A coalition consisting of Amazon, Sony and Kobo has petitioned the FCC to waive e-readers from its rules governing access to advanced communications services (ACS) and equipment by people with disabilities. The coalition argues that although e-readers can be used for ACS, they are primarily designed for reading and should therefore be exempt from the law. [...]

Apps Under Fire over Accessibility Gripes

The ABC has agreed to upgrade its main app after it emerged that some disabled people can’t use it. The national broadcaster’s flagship app is among the most widely-used in Australia, but visually impaired people can’t use it, according to Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes. After complaints by Mr Innes, who is blind, the ABC [...]